Wilderness

  

Stough Lakes Basin in the PoPo Agie Wilderness

The Shoshone National Forest encompasses all or parts of five designated wilderness areas and three mountain ranges. These areas are wild and untamed. Day hikers, backpackers, horsepackers, anglers, photographers, and others can enjoy pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls, slopes awash in wildflowers, glacier-carved valleys, and a plethora of wildlife.

The North Absaroka (pronounced ab-ZORE-kuh) Wilderness and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness can be found in the northern part of the Shoshone National Forest, while the Popo Agie (pronounced puh-POE-zhuh), the Fitzpatrick, and the Washakie (pronounced WA-shu-kee) Wilderness areas are situated in the southern portion.

Please view the special regulations associated with Wilderness and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.

Wilderness areas within Shoshone National Forest:

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Shoshone National Forest Offices

General Information

General Notes:

Topo maps

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

Buy maps online

National Forest Store:  Offers a full, nationwide selection of National Forest, Ranger District, Wilderness, and Specialty Maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Outdoor Safety

View outdoor safety information including Bear Safety tips.

Wilderness.net

Go to Wilderness.net for additional maps and information about Wilderness.

Leave No Trace video


Activities


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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